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STROUDSBUEG, MONROE COUNTY, PA. NOVEMBER 17, 1353.
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THE OFPrCR OF
-.1 S2FPERSO 3 A H? .
The Death cf Grimes' Hen,
BY MICHAEL STEIMIOPPElt.
At last the speckled lien has gone
That hen of liens the best,
tilie died without a sifjli or groan.
While in her downy nest. t
'Thro summer's heat and winters snows,
For ten long years she lay,
At noon and eve, Old Grime's an en-"-.
But none the Sabbath day.
She had a nest behind the door,
All neatly lined with hay,
Her hack was brown, and sprinklcd 'd'er
With spots? 'inclined to grey.'
Though fourteen years of age almost,
She still looked young and hale
ind like Job's Turkey she could boast
One feather in her tail.
The neighbor's fowls did all agree
She was a good old soul ;
She sometimes roosted in a tree, -
And sometimes on a pol-e.
When'er the rain came pelting down,-
And thunder dreadful roar,
She hid herself in Grime's hat,
Until the slorm was oe'r.
She lived a plain and honest life,
No higher wished to rise,
She ilew at neighbor Sampson's wife,
And scratched out both her eyes.
Sire never deigned the barn yard beau,
Dis face to look upon;
And loved but sue, whose long shrill crow
Was heard at early dawn.
An aged cock, who oft had told
His descent, with a sigh,
From one that crowed when he of old,.
His master did deny.
When poor old speckle closed her eyes,
He jumped the fence and cried
32c bid the poultry all good bye,
Ad then laid down and died.
sst& reader now we'll drop a tear
To Grimes' speckled hen;
It b loo true, wc ne'er shall look
-Upon her like ajraia.
From (he Japan Expedition.
We find in the Washington Sentinel
the following highly interesting descrip- I me to inquire into its contents.' This re-
iion of the vis its of Corm. Perry's squad- buke waf Reived in an apologetic mau
. T Tl . ., ,, , j ner, and this questioning dropped. I
ron to Japan. It is evidently from the th' d t t, " . . .
jpen oi bapt. Buchanan
of the Susque-
hanua, the second
in command of the
INTERESTING FROM JAPAN.
J3nvalc Letter received front an officer of
wcoiiHww, uuua v. o. uvumei ous- to come into collision with you; but, if you
quefuinna, off Oragaua, Uraga, Bay of do not order your boats off, we shall fire in
Joddo, ticcnly-fivc miles from the city of to them and drive them off. Our boats
Jeddo. are now arraer2 aild ready, and we can-
Fridat, July 8, 1S53. ! not allow you more than fifteen minutes
'This distance lends enchantment to . to givc 'our otqts, and to keep them off.
ithe view.' Here we are in the harbor of , At tue end of that time you must suffer.'
Jcddo, after running over nearly 30,000 ! Mr- Mandarin went out, told this to the
miles of various seasand of various climes boatssent word to the other boats, and
here at anchor four miles higher up the carme in- 'No',v 1 musfc have an answer.
Lay than has ever yet anchored ship ' hafc have you decided about the boats?'
bearing a Christian flag. We anchored 41 have ordered them off from all the
at 3 P. M., and soon large boats, rowed ' sb,Ps and Wlth ordcrs onlJ to communi
oheerily with about twenty men, and in ' cate ?Tlth thls" "Ycs from a11 ships;
each some mandarins, or gentlemen, with ' and lf an? come round you, send word to
two swords, neat and well' dressed, came thc Governor, and he will punish them."
swarming off with determination fell to , Tbus was tbls Pomt llevcr bcforc yielded,
come on board, demand the names, the conceded. And a few more remarks, I
nation, and thc intentions of the four craft, bowed Mr. Mandnan off. and away he
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thus coniiii" boldlv in iov and claim.
They were met with a wave of the hand,
and 'keep off, no one allowed to come on j
board save the highest mandarin.' This "weu iu uie evening, ami in ram
litcrally took them all aback, but they er a. different phrase, which does not
clustered together and insisted upou ad
Tuitance. At last, a voice said in Dutch,
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do you speak Ilollandcse, soon the com- j
nodore's clerk, Mr. Postman, was in ;
much persuasion on tbcif part,
and their insisting
ing tuat one oi tnem was
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high mandarin, the commodore ordered ,
him and tbe iutcrnreter on board in the
cabin, and to represent himself; saying ;
that our mission is a friendly one. We
are the bearers of a letter from the Pres-.
ideut of the Uaited States to his Majesty'
"of Japan; that it was necessary to send
n board a high mandarin to receive this
letter, and the sooner the better. Again
I was to insist upon it that boats should
not lie, by the hundred, near and around
our ships, thus guarding and watching us, '
as has been their custom! 'ThcColum-
bus and VinccnneJ1 having from five hun-
drcd to one thousaud boats around them Jeddo come frequently booming on the On Monday we wcro-to receive informa
constantly, all linked together.) That! ear. 'I'hc country id evidently awake tion from him of the advancement .of
we would not submit to this, but would from its long slumbers of peace. What matters. On that mornio" became off
drive them off. Here you have the basis excitement now in Jeddo! When before quite-pleased, and said that he thought
of my instructions. Thus armed, I took , has the warlike trumpet been sounded in the letters would be received. By theby
Mr. Mandarin and interpreter, with my her walls, 'to foot, to horse, arm?' 'Hang,' wo showed him the letter, which is beau
two interpreters Mr. Williams, in out our banners on the outward wall, the 'tifullv dnnn nn in cn nml 1.a cool
1 Chinese, "and Mr. Postman, in Dutch
into the cabin. j overbearing conduct to other nations, a also with the Commodore's credentials.
After being seated a moment, Mr.; conviction of their superiority doubtless, i We had talked and palavered over mat
Mandarin arose, made a salaam a la tend to make these neonlc proud, sensi- tcrs. answering mnnv rmostinnq nml n.
j Japa?icsc and then extending his hand,
we shook hands; then seated ourselves,
using iMr. rostman as interpreter, as the
Japanese interpreter spoke Dutch fluent -
. y. I thus opened; 'Tell the lieutenant
governor iur sueu was uie manuann;
with friendly intentions, to deisver a lette
; irom tue iTesidentottne United btates to
your sovereign, the emperorof Japan; that
i the letteris ready for delivery by 9 o'clock,!
'How long will it take
to give us
'They could not tell.'
said, 'I think the sooner the better, as wc
nre anxious to be off.' I he reply was, 'I
do not think it will take long;' and it was!
then understood that, in the morning, a
mandarin would be on to receive the let-
I then emphatically said : 'This ship
has aboard the chief there is his penaut.
All messages from shore must come here
b- a high mandarin. No boats must go
to the other rhips: their commanders
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nave oruers not to permit intercourse;
they have no sight to think, and must o-
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bey. We insist that no boats shall hang
around our vessels to watch them.' This
was not palatable. They said: 'It is Jap
anese custom, law, and we must carry
them out.' Says I: 'Tell him, sir, that wc
too have our customs, and with men-of-war
one of the laws ia that no boat is al
lowed to come within a certain range.'
There was no positive consent given just
then as to what they would do ; they
evaded it by asking questions. 'Where
are you from?' 'From the United States
of America?' 'Yes; but what part, Wash
ington, New York, Boston?' My surprise
was so great, that I smiled and told him
'some from Washington, some from Iew
York, all parts; that the President of the
United States lived in Washington.'
'What is the name of the ship, how many
people, guns, &c.' 'Tell him, sir, that
we are not traders, we seek no trade, we
are armed ships, and our custom is never
to answer such questions.5
The questions were again repeated in
pretty much the same way, when I told
Mr. P. to make the same reply, and to
add that I have no curiosity to know how
many men are either in the emperor's
army or m hi3 navy; and also that he
could see for himself that wc had four
ships; that we had others in those waters.
'When will the others come?' 'I don't
know; it depends upon the answer to the
letter.' 'What are the contents of the
letter?' 'Tell him, sir, that the letter is
from the President to the emperor of Ja
pan, and it would be most indelicate in
-were still clustering around our ship and
the other ships; told him that it was abso
lutely necessary that they should be
kept off; that this must be done. 'We
shall be sorr-, with our kind and friend
ly feelings to von. in tin rnn snv li?rni nr
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wcnt 0Q sbore takinS tbo boats off with
interview with my friend was a-
promise to end so peacefully; but to-mor
row will tell. At present I am too tired.
having been up all day from an early hour
and here we arc, too our pistols loaded,
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and sentinels patrolling thc decks, guns
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iu; down to Sleep w-mnmiu uie uciiuiuur-
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booves us 10 be watchful, bo I will go to
bcd and resfc
Sunday, July 11, 12 A. M. This hal-
lowed day of quiet has again cornea-
round, and finds us lying quietly at anch-
0rs, enjoying a day" of rest; our broad-
sides upon thc towns and forts on thc
shores; our glasses watching the marches
and counter-marches of their troops on
shore, paraded by their different manda-
rins. The spirit of preparation for resis-
taucc and defence is evidently ruling them,
The sounds of mam- i'ur" ,-- v--'-
biiub i. am tue mu oi our cuiet, uie aumir- are organizing wuu spirit, snowing cauti- muting plenty or water, and a line, larr'e,
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Ve have come here on a friendly mission, has commenced from the 8th of July, has always been supposed that Uraa
to-morrow, 10 any manuann sumciently :oi tne naugiity tyrant, who lias caused . were armed, the duugaree and canvass
high to receive it.' To this was replied: i for centuries that emblem of mercy to be 'screens, behind which rested the pikes of
'It must be referred to higher powers to , tranpled under foot by his heathen sub- the soldiery, fairly flapped with aner
know who can receive the letter.' I then ' jects. j and armed boats with about 25 men each
cry is still they come.' Long freedom,
tivo, chivalric, and brave; but then, again
a long peace, and disuse to war and ite
' uorror3, have in a measure effeminated
'them; the effects of shot, shell, earnest
fighting, will doubtless shock them; but
yec, x iuimk, mey win resist uraveiy, tney
Yes, this day the cross waved a-
; uove our colors, and under it we wor-
shipped the Christain's God the Saviour.
Yes, here within twenty miles of the seat
Let me renew my narrative of the events started out from every point by the hun
of the 8th. In about one hour after the dreds. lookimr defiance: bnh onw.uid wont
mandarin Ielt I agaiu received him, with
' directions not to palaver much. In a
long, windy set-speech, he said that the'vanced the Mississippi on her purpose.
'governor did not feel himself justified in
receiving tne letter Irom the President to
the Emperor that he had not the power
that Nagasaki was the place for the
conduct of all foreign affairs that it was
not Japanese custom that indeed the
governor was much bothered to think why
four ships should have come together
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tuac nc apprcciaiea very uigniy tue great
trouble we had taken to come so very far
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J to deliver the letter, but that he could ;
inot receive it. To which I replied: 'The!
distance, to be sure, was very long, and
we had come a great way that wc could
not think of going to Nagasaki that the
letter was an important one, and that our
President had ordered us to deliver it as
near the city of Jeddo as possible; there
fore we were here, and I trusted that the
letter would be received in the morning.'
To this he answered 'No one here
can receive it. It would bring harm upon
him Nagasaki is the only place that
he did not believe if the letter was re
ceived that the Emperor would answer
it.' To this I replied 'Does your gov
ernor dare to take upon himself the re
sponsibility to refuse to receive a letter
written to his sovereign, and to forward
it to him? It is a very grave responsi
bility to refuse to receive the letter sent
from one sovereign to another.' He then
said 'The governor maT receive, but wo
can't tell when the answer may comej'but
then added, 'that he had not the power
to receive it, and must wait and refer it.'
I replied that 'this letter was a very
Important one that it would be a great
insult to the President of the United
States not to receive it. That as tofthe
Emperor's not answering it, that was not
our business now, that would be settled
after.' He said, 'This is Japanese cus
toms; you Americans don't understand
Japanese customs,' &c. I replied, 'We
Americans do business decidedly, prompt
ly.' At this point I went out, and refer
ed this new phase cf the discussion to the
Commodore, and by his order I broke up
the interview, telling him 'that if the Gov
ernor did not send off for the letter in the
morning, we would ourselves deliver it
in the town of Orogama. lie was rather
taken aback by this decision, and request
ed permission to come oft in the morning
this I assented. He then took his
leave. Before going off he stepped back
to our long gun aft, which is all clear,and
showing its massive proportions, and ex
aming it, said, looking interrogatorily,
'Paixhau.' If he has an acquaintance
witn 'Paixhan,' I trust it is from reading
and not from practice.
At six o'clock the next morning I was
called on deck to receive the mandarinjso
I dressed hurriedly and went up. There
was tbo same story, but he proposed to
send to Jeddo for permission. We gave
him until Thursday, at 12 o'clock, saying, J
'If the letter was not received we would '
regard it as an insult to the President,
and act accordingly.' So it rests.
July 17. One week has passed since
I have written a word, and a week of
much excitement and great events
here wc are, thank heaven, safe; and in
nine days we have effected much so
much, that thc world will
ami our country feel herself honored. Weibi! face yet the commodore persisted in
have landed in Japan, within twenty-five j
miles of Jcddo. with armed troons and I
armed men, and delivered our credentials, '
and the President's letter to commission-
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Crs two princes, one a councillor of the,
reai,nj and appointed by his Majesty to,
receive us. J5ut I am ahead ol events: ,
and must more leisurely detail the inter-
aiiuijgwiiuiiw, txv;., uiuii iuu tu au ,
! which have reflected so much eclat
auc w u.Wl piuuiui, u uwiiiiuiu,
P Tmc33. W'?U
pcrry. Hc uag certainly selected a coursu
of conduct which reflects great credit up-
licit of by telling you that we had
given leziinon, governor, or highest auth-
ority in Uraga, or, by his other title, 'the (
learned scholar who rides,'- until Tuesday ;
at 12 o'clock, to get an answer from Jed-
do to our propositions; that is, that the
copies of thc letters and credentials, with
a letter of the Commodore's cnclose(l,were '
to be received by a high mandarin, ac-
credited, bv his maMei to receive thorn.--
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' enclosed in a "old bos, costing 81,000; so
' monsst others, dinloumtizin" about the
propriety of survcyinw the harbor, etc..
tor m the morning, the boats, well armed,
with the Mississippi to uiard them, had
.preceded her up the bav, sounding and
naci advanced ten miles nearer to Jcddo,
was about as far as vessels of any size
could go, so great is the mystery that
hangs around this land.
On the advance of the boats, the fort3
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our little boats, throwing their leads and
marking the soundings, and steadily ad-
Our steam was up, and all the vessels
' hove short to slip and run to their assist-
ance, and throw in Japanese forts, dun-
,'garee, cotton, boats and all, a few paix-
ban shell. My opinion is that for these
thirty-six hours, (and more particularly
; for theso six,) the Japanese hesitated
' whether or not they should at once resist,
, auu try witu us tue iortunes or war. JSut
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'so steadily was our determination, both in
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council and in conduct, so utterly careless
of any action on their part, so perfectly
i confident oi our own resources and power,
and so regardless of all danger, that they
were paralyzed, and prudent and friend-
ly measures were decided. " j farmers myself, and a down-east cousin,
It is well to remark here, that they named Hezekiah Grceit
have been making tho most extensive I Cousin Hcz, as thc girls called him,- was
preparations of forts,,c, lately, as is ev- 0Ie of the best specimens of a Green Moun
ident by their new works and those not tl"Q Yankee that I ever looked at he
yet fiuished. Doubtless, there are full was 'a character' could tell a good story
1,000 boats, averaging, with rowers and was always ready to do so and, told
soldiers, 25 men. In these waters we as l,e told them, in his peculiar dialect,
have seen, and could have counted, 500; they were always amusing,
some on tho water, their banners flying, ' The girls were all exhausted, talking
forty and fifty together; others hauled about this thing and that. They wanted
upon the beach ready to lauch out at something to dispel the gloominess of the
first mistaken for villages. But a new , day, and so Ilez was asked for a story,
era is marked in their history; they have ' 'Come, cousin Hez, give us a funny sto
been placed on thc defensive; they dared ry now something to make us laugh,'
not begin the game, though I yet believe ; little Fanny, a rural beiuty of six-
that any harsh measures on our part, of
encroachment or injury would cause a
determined and bloody resistance, for
they aro free, frank, pleasing, sociable, ! 'Wal. I declare tu gracious, girls, I've But, cousin Hez, what ma'de her run
fearless people, and would stand bravely told so many stories lately that I'm 'bout j so ?' asked one of the girls. "
to thc slaughter. These traits maybe gin eout you must let me off.' 'Wal noow, gals, just hold yourselves a
expected in a land where 'the wives and 'O, no you don't,' says Faun', inter- miuit, till I get to that part of the story,
mothers are proverbially virtuous' the rupting Hez. j Yeou sec the gal was in such a darned
exception being the rarity and proving 'Wal. neow, Fan, I swow, I don't raly , hurry to get on her rig that she forgot her
the rule. Well will it be if wc can make think the gals would like to hear, 'tieular- !;;a??As Fact true as Gospel ! And
these people our friends and our allies. ly yeou, Fan,' good-natuedly replied Hez. 1 sich another sight as she was ! Christo
Yes, heretofore they have arrogantly die- ' 'O, never you fear offending the girls; pher ! Tharshe was, with nothing on
tated to all others: but with us thc game and you know, Hez, I wouldn't get angry t but a little short frock like, just bigenough
is changed. We have said; so must you at anything you said,' replied teasing Fan- ' for a good-sized baby her leg3 naked
do this is our way. These steamers, ; y- j presenting a picter worth looking at by
too, moving without sails, against wind i 'Wal, ncow, Fan, if yeou wun't gctbuf- any individual. And all I've got to say
and tide, have struck, if not teror, at
iuua& wunuer aim wisuom who tncir souis.
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But to the interviews this of Monday :i real genuine oue, however it actually
evening ended. Tuesday morning, about , happened.' "
noon, they again came off, and our j 'We all promise and what's more jou
learned scholar,' evidently wore a more ; tell a good story au(j 'i reward youwith
contented air bve-thc-bvc, Teiman is aui.;',.,;,!!;.,,,,,. i.n.nnf;,i
gentleman, clever, polished, well inform-
" . "
led. a fine laivo man. of most, nvfinllrmt.
countenance, takes his wine freely, and a
boon companion. His age is thirty-four.
He told us that the letters would be re
ceived; that the emperor was going to
send down a high prince, and a councilor
to take them. 'When?' 'On day after to
morrow. We are putting up a new house
to receive you, and it cannot be ready be
fore them; nor will the prince be down
until to-morrow, it was now that we
understood that they expected to receive
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the letter of the President, and the com-
modore's letter of credence, instead of
the copies of which it was thc intention
to send first, reserving the last in hopes
of forcing an interview at Jcddo. This
was explained to them when the change
that came over them was plain they pcr-
,n(j!sisted that they had understood that thc
letters were to be received, not the copies
the fear of the permission to rip him
self up, (the Hari-Kasi) was evident in
nns point ami wc sent mm on to give
notlce to blSbcr Powcra tbat sucb was
In the afternoon he again came, and
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the commodore at last agreed to deliver
the originals and land at the place fixed
Thursday, July 14. Early in the
morning wc dropped our steamers down
and near in as noss bin. The bav
'earl., 'iKahr ' wtth' two' small forts on
P" oflhe entrance. We went off
ill Olll hnnfg fin nlH nfTmnvq l-inilsninn
Lnd marines. 428 stronrr. armed to f lu!
teeti, each man carrying with him the
lives of five Japanese. It was a bcauti
ful sight as we pulled in. Wc were in
sight of a hundred armed Japnnsc boats
with banncrslying, averaging twenty-five
men each; then on the shores ahead were
stretched lines of painted cloths, with var-
iou3 mottoes, for a full mile in length
armed men, cavah'v and artillery in front,
and human iigurcs'thiek in tho roar. On
advanced. our boat--, und our little ban:1
lah'ddd; drew up line and formed, in all, ; was going had one of these ere Bloomer
on shore, 1350 men leaving SO iu the boats, dresses a raal nice one but she never
The Commodore and staff then landing, wore it in the street tu modest for that,
we formed a close line, and, to the tunc Wal, she was going to surprise the party
of Hail Columbia, with the American flag take her dress with her, steal off among
waving over us. we marched up to the the bushes, put it on, and then come back
council house. There wc halted, our lit- and exhibit herself. This is the way she
tie band drew up, and thus with twenty meant tu surprise 'era and, wait a little
feet between us, faco to face, stood the and you'll see she did it handsomely tu.
sons of America and the troops of Japan. ' 'The great day arrived. The gals all
We went into the council-house, where , looked as smiling as infants and as sweet
sat the commissioner, with his coadjutor, as strawberries, and the fellers all looked.
Prince of Iwanii. Proudly we walked in, 'ceedingly scrumpshus. The gal wot in
and bowed in our way, which was return- : tended to surprise the party made a nice
cd by the commissioner rising and bowing. little bundle of her Bloomer and stowed
We were then seated. Thus were dclif- it away in her bag. Binieby, the party
ercd the credentials; and after a few words made a start for the place war the eating
we withdrew, formed our line, and, to the arrangement was to take place, which was
tune of Hail Columbia and Yankee Doo- i a quiet little spot in the woods, whar Jo
die, retired to our boats. Wc were ac- ' body could see their carryings on. Wal,
companicd off b" Tezemon and other man- they got thar at last, and the gals com
darins, and got under way, and stood up ! menced tu spread the dishes on the grass,
the bay. "We went within eight miles of and the fellers commenced tu kiss the gals;
Jeddo, carrying plenty of water, but could ' then the gals went tu shaving up the ham
see nothing of the city.
IIEZ S ACCOUNT OF A COUNTRY TIC
To get away from hot weather, dust,
and other summer accompaniments, I
tok a run up into the country the other
, day, spent a week among the fresh clover
i cids, and nve or six rosy bouncing cous-
"13; anu altogether, had an interesting
J f While there, I picked up a
story a gd onc jusfc one of the kind
10r those who like fun and I'm going to
i try antl tell it.
! A rain-storm had one day prevented
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us irom inuuiging in our usual out-door
amusements, and we were all seated in
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tno parlor, endeavoring to entertain one
another as best we could. The party was
composed ot halt-a-dozan plump, rosy
cheeked-girls just such ones as they raise
m tbe country for life-comforters to young
us a story,'
chimed m thc rest ot the girls.
fy, and the rest of the gals will pay 'ten-
1.,, .n., , -r .
tion, I il tell the only story I know. Its
ivioc. cuiu iuiiuii uv nui viiuu uuuiuuii i.
' Will yeou though , Fan? Wal, by golh'
I'll du it I will,' said Hez.
'Yeou must, know gals,' began Ilez,
'that abeout thc time that thaC distinguish
ed female, Mrs. Bloomer, made up her
mind that petticoats, corsets, frocks, and
them ere fixins,' was hurtful to the female
constitootion, the gals tu hum the place
where 1 was raised concluded that they
were tu; and sich a tarnal 'citcmcnt as
was kicked up among the petticoats was
a caution to dimity of all qualities. Lots
on' em bad rigged themselves eout in the
Bloomer custom pantaloons and all
and sich another fight you never did see
when they paraded the ttrccts. There
was little fatty Brown, a right good little
both', she got the Bloomer niani, tu, and
sich a sight as she was! Golly I a hogs
head cut in tu, and dressed up in petti
coats could hold no comparison to her.
And then there was Peggy Brooks, the
shoemaker's daughter she that has twins
every year she had the niani, tu, 'long
with the rest, and, gracious sakes! she
looked even wus than fatty Brown! But
Peggy was rather a sensible woman,
though, and finally conoludcd that the
Bloomers wasn't becoming tu a female as
was doing such au extensive family busi
ness as she was. There was a good ma
ny gals, though as hadn't cheek enough to
come right eout iu thc street with the pant
aloons, jeFt tu see how thc things would
feel on a feller, as some on cm used to say.
'Hush lies,' interrupted Fanny blush
ing a little, and secininly angry. But
Hez appealed to the company, and'was
allowed to proceed. .
'Wal, neow, I shan't say anthing 'bout
Fanny at present, but'll try to finish thu
story as soon as I can.
'The gals and tellers were getting up
a grand flare -up a nick-picker, pic niek-
'Pio-nio,' suggested one ofhegjirls.
'Wal, a nic-pic. They were getting
ono of ilie
e nrrntigemcut, and
gal: wi t
..vi.,'Ud. W -4' tho
and bread, and the fellers went to hug
ging the gals and the whole scene pre-
! sented an animated picter, as the Bible
! U.'.l 1 ll il il
says. u ui, wiiuc uu uic&u miuga war
going on, the gal with the Bloomer drcsa
slips off among some little tree?, and com
mences fixing herself up. She daresn't be
! rronp. lono-. for frar tho.v will sncnpnt snirm
' thin-. So she went to work in earnest
ana in a icw miuits sue came pounding
'mung the party just like a young deer
with dogs after it.
'Yeou see she done all this to surprise
i the party, and if yeou'd a seen the caper-
ing ot the gals and lellers, yeou d believe
she'd succeeded most beautifully.
'As soon as she made her appearance
amonir the party, the rrals screeched like
; owls, and hid their faces with their aprons.
. ... ....
The fellers they hollered like all-fired-
and some rolled on the ground, among tho
dishes and fixius, just as if they'd bin
eating green apples and they did'nt set
well on their stomics and sich a lively
time as there was generally can't be
imagined. And alb this time thar stood
the Bloomer gal larfin just as if she'd col
lapse. Biraeby, one of the gals got up,
and put for the bush then another did
the same and purty soon the whole went
just like a lot of sheep. This kinder
took the gal by surprise herself; she didn't
reckon on so much as this. She looked
around, and seeing nobody but the fellers
and they all hollerin' and caperiu' like
mad and then she kinder sorter cast her
eyes down tu the ground, and as she did
so, sich another screech as she let off,
yeou wouldn't think a little body like hers
was capable of containing; then she start-
cd off tu, after the rest of the gals ; and
I the way she did so'. Je-ru-sa-lcm! Tel-
egraphs was no whar!'
if, if half the gals can show as pretty and
plump a pair
of legs as Fan-
j Here Hez was cut off suddenly by a
j loud laugh from the whole party, and good
! slap along-side of the ears administered
j by Fanny's soft, little plump hand, and
i tho nartv separated. Fanny refusing in
i j i J J a
give Hez the kiss promised, and Hcz de
claring he'd never tell her another story.
A Consolatory Letter.
The following amusng iincident is told
! by the
St. Louis Republican.'
oung member of the bar of this Ci
ty, not long since, while riding on horse
back, lost, in the street, a pocket book
containing 200 and several notes which
had been left with him for collection.
He advertised his loss in the Republican
the next day, and offered a reward for
thc return of thc money and notes. Day
be fore yesterday he received the following
letter through tho post-office. Thc au
thor disguised his handwriting by iinita
.ing printed letters:
Dear Sir.' I was fortunate enough to
be the finder of your wallet, and assure
you that the ""needful" it contained, was
quite a god-send to me, as my pocket had
caved in some time. Liko my friend
Micawber, I had long iudnlgod in tho
that 'something would turn up when, aa
my eye lit on your wallet, I cried, 'Eu
reka.' You doubtless think I ought to dkgorfo
but I regard this as a true case of flotsora,
jetsum ct lier,' (as you lawyers call it)
which interpreted, means, I believe, that
thc finder 'cx-ofiicio,' (isn't that thc term)
acquires thc property in it.
Thc papers not being convertible into
cash, in their present shape, I send them
toyou for tho proper endorsement, with
the remark that if you want them collect
ed, all you have to do is to send them to
mo in proper order. Yours affcctionatuly,
P. S. If I ever ret a suffiieney of fliA
( 'root of all ovil' on baud, I shall feel uU,
dr 'ddiratim to liquidate